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Symptom in Zea mais - what is it?

Maize (corn)    None Given

It is a plant that is above the two thousand high sea level, is 155 cm, climate is warm.
Several plants show this feature


Posted by: Erick (1 point) Erick
Posted: July 22, 2016




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I believe it may be due to a genetic disturbance or due to low temperature or lack of water.


Posted by: Gabriel Moreno Díaz (1 point) Gabriel Moreno Díaz
Posted: July 22, 2016




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I had some input on this from Dr Surinder Chopra at Penn State.

The problem is called tassel seed. In this the male flower looses its programming and becomes female. Caused by high temps or changes because of stress that tinkers with Jasmonic Acid balance. This very common in maize. There are 8 tassel seed genetic mutations identified.


Posted by: David Hughes (52 points) David Hughes
Posted: July 24, 2016




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I think you are right David. I found this link too.
https://u.osu.edu/mastercorn/tassel-e...

Thank you.


Posted by: Erick (1 point) Erick
Posted: July 25, 2016




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